Highway 70 reopens with traffic controls after rockslide

Dec 22, 2015 11:55 AM by News Staff

One-way traffic control is now in effect on Highway 70 near the Butte and Plumas County line after a rockslide forced the road’s closure early Monday morning.

An emergency closure from Big Bend Road in Butte County to Greenville Wye. In Plumas County was put in place just after 2 a.m. Monday after a rockslide occurred about seven miles west of Rich Bar.

Crews cleared the road Monday, but determined a geotechnical review of the land will be needed, according to Caltrans.

It is unknown when the road will be fully reopened.


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